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Bio family has big history in heart disease. Bio mom died Feb 13 this year (unsure of what). What are the signs of a heart attack? Have stinging pain

Heart attack signs. Common symptoms of a heart attack include chest pressure and pain, shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, left arm pain, jaw pain, body weakness, dizziness, anxiety. Heart attack is not that common in men your age, but obesity and family history raise the risk, so go see your doctor today. S/he'll do an EKG. If negative, you can talk about your obesity and fam hist and improving your health. Read more...

What type of heart disease can u get from smoking and do u have to have it first to possibly get a heart attack.

Coronary artery dz. Nicotine from smoking causes injury to blood vessels that supply blood to heart muscle.Eventually,plaque forms in the blood vessels.Plaque can rupture & a blood clot forms, blocking blood flow,so that part of heart is injured or dies.Many plaques grow into the wall of the artery rather than out into the opening where the blood flows, not showing up on tests & causing no symptoms until the rupture. Read more...

Is heart disease genetic? My mom had a heart attack last year at age 62. She's doing ok, but now I am worried that I am more likely to get heart disease, too..

Historically . Historically what we know about heart disease risk came from data obtained through the framingham heart study (see link below) and it was typically felt that a family history of premature heart disease before the age of 55-60 conferred increased risk. Follow up studies have suggested that any family history in first degree relatives likely increases your risk. This is but one of several risk factors however and your personal factors such as age, gender, smoking history, cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes also play significant, and probably greater roles. You can't change your genetics, age, or gender but you certainly can change the other modifiable risk factors. Read more...

No family history of heart disease, normal weight, non smoker& norm BP. Cardiac eval was norm as well. Should I worry about heart attack at age 29? Male

Low risk. You sound like a low risk person, make sure cholesterol is in the normal range. As you get older the aging process and arteriosclerosis may happen. Right now what you can do is maintain the risk low. Read more...
Why even questioned? At age 29, non-smoker, and no family history of heart disease, you are more likely to be struck by lightning than a heart attack. Nonetheless you should consider getting a blood lipid panel done sometime even though the risk is very low. Read more...
No. As you describe, you have no risk factors for premature heart disease, particularly major ones like family history, blood pressure issues, cholesterol issues, weight issues, smoking issues. You are low risk. The more important question may be why the great concern on your part? Read more...